Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a layout that I created using the August 2019 Hip Kits. I was challenged to do some tone on tone stamping with the HKC exclusive stamp set that is included in the Color Kit.
I started out by picking the more background like stamps from the stamp set. I used the Paige Evans pattern paper number 15, and I used coordinating inks in pinks and purples to stamp the images. (I used a few Distress Oxide inks from previous color kits, as well as a couple inks from my stash.) Once I stamped the images, I decided to use some metal dies to die cut stars.
Once I die cut the stars, I wanted to die cut more from pattern paper, and the Paige Evans pattern paper number 14 was perfect; the 2×2 squares were meant to be die cut or punched! I love all the Paige Evans paper from her new Truly Grateful collection in the Main kit!
I decided on the purple cardstock from the Cardstock kit for my background. I used the tiny words stamp, and purple ink to add a bit of interest to the cardstock. I also added a bit of ink splatters using the Magical Powders from the color kit. Then, I adhered the die cut stars. Some are machine stitched, and others I adhered with foam tape.
Since the background is busy, I decided to adhere my photo, and add just a few embellishments. I fussy cut some flowers from the PE paper number 15, and a couple butterflies from the PE paper number 5. I also stamped the label stamp, keeping with the same tone on tone technique.
To finish off my layout, I added my journaling, and the title “yes Dahling!” The story behind the title: every time my daughter wears those toy glasses, I picture Edna Mode (from the movie “The Incredibles”) saying “yes dahling!” Haha! I also added 2 strips of pattern paper (PE paper number 6) to the top and bottom.
I really love how this layout turned out. Everything about it makes me smile. I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty. Don’t forget to check out the Hip Kits…the September 2019 kits have already been revealed, and they look fab!